Headlined, The War Report on Public Education, January 10, 2016

Broadcast Date: 
January 10, 2016

RESISTANCE MATTERS: A Two Hour War Report - The OPT OUT Movement RESISTS Federal Threats and the Detroit Teachers RESIST via Synder Flu

Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special two hour War Report that will convince you that resistance matters, resistance is not futile, and resistance is the highest expression of democracy.

HOUR ONE:

Joining Dr. Miller for the first hour will be NY parent/activist Jeanette Brunelle Deutermann from Long Island Opt Out, teacher/activist Ceresta Smith from United Opt Out, and Sandy Stenoff parent/activist and co-founder of The Opt Out Florida Network (formerly Opt Out Orlando). Recently the Federal Department of Education issued threats to the states with high opt out numbers. As a result, the states then issued threats to local public school districts. This show will focus on the reaction to those threats and how the Opt Out groups are responding. The Federal government is saying that our resistance is futile. We, the champions for our children, are saying NO WAY!

HOUR TWO:

Joining Dr. Miller for the second hour will be former Detroit Federation of Teachers president Steve Conn. Steve, who has been a force behind the Synder Flu strikes, will bring us up to date on the resistance in Detroit. Joining Dr. Miller and Steve will be teachers who are on the front line of the strikes.

Detroit is the epicenter of the public school desaster and the reistance is fierce. As Steve says of the resistance, "It's going to be bigger. We are planning, as a I said, it's got to build to a city-wide strike. We're going to plan action next week that Michigan will know for years to come."

So, please join the resistance and listen and call in to this week's show. RESISTANCE MATTERS!